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Allow Flags At Fort Logan National Cemetery On Veteran’s Day

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On Friday November 10th, a group of  15 ordinary people went out with 3,000 donated flags to place near the Veteran’s headstones to honor them, an annual tradition. The group had called the cemetery to get permission prior to the event and did not receive an answer. The group had put nearly 300 of the 3,000 planned flags out when a cemetery employee approached them with different plans, and it was caught on camera by one of the volunteers. “Graves in national cemeteries are decorated with small grave flags on Memorial Day Weekend only,” said the cemetery employee. Their website lists certain times of the year when adornments may be allowed but doesn't mention anything about Veterans Day. The policy does say no permanent plantings, statues or other breakable objects are allowed on graves. The employee threatened to follow behind the group remove the tributes, and if they continued, cemetery employees would throw them away; later a member of the group did indeed find a bundle of 50 or so flags lying next to the road waiting to be thrown out. Even though the group had plans in place to come and collect the flags back. Now, the group is hoping for a policy change because they believe veteran’s deserve to be honor everyday, especially on Veteran’s Day.



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